Holidays in Marling
Sightseeing in Meran and South Tyrol
Alpine-Mediterranean idyll above the spa town of Meran
The village of Marling is located on a sunny hill on the West side of the spa town of Meran. With its privileged location close to Meran, Marling combines the amenities of the city with the quietness of the countryside. It offers outstanding panoramic views, a well-defined network of hiking trails and different excellent inns and refined restaurants.
Wine is also part of everyday life in Marling. There are signs of this everywhere, including the large Merano cooperative winery, numerous private vineyards, and the Wine Culture Trail, all of which help to make the culture of wine tangible in Marling. Thanks to its accessible location, Marling is the perfect starting point for different sightseeing tours in the region.
SOUTH TYROLEAN CHARM
A visit to Therme Merano is a journey into a real wellness oasis. Relax in the 50,000 m² park, unwind in the terrace cafe or enjoy sauna, spa and fitness in the wellbeing worlds. Of course, all treatments given in the spa area use local natural products from South Tyrol and you will be astounded by the designer architecture.
If you do not plan in at least one visit to Therme Merano during your holiday in South Tyrol you will miss out on one of the region’s definitive highlights. So make your way to Therme Merano; it is centrally located on the southern side of the river Passer and is open 365 days in the year!
SCHLOSS TRAUTTMANSDORFF BOTANIC GARDENS
But don’t forget to pay a visit to the wonderfully restored castle with its permanent exhibition on the history of Tyrolean and South Tyrolean tourism. A multimedia exhibition in the “Touriseum” vividly presents the development of tourism in this Alpine region.
THE LABYRINTH GARDEN AND THE KRÄNZELHOF VINEYARD
Here you will discover an entirely new way of accessing art and nature – it’s perfect for families, nature lovers and culture vultures. During the summer, various meditation courses are held in the garden so as to enable visitors to feel more as one with their surroundings.
MESSNER MOUNTAIN MUSEUM JUVAL
Bolzano is the metropolis of the Dolomites and now also the home of the most famous South Tyrolean. No not Reinhold Messner! This is where Ötzi the Iceman has found his final resting place. If you are on holiday in South Tyrol you must take a trip to Bolzano to meet Özti in person.
The South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano also provides insights into the history and past of South Tyrol. Numerous exhibits from the Palaeolithic and the Mesolithic periods are on display here. However, Ötzi the Iceman will always be the true star of the show.